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Mutahir Ahmed

SHAISTA TABASSUM (PROFESSOR)
Department of International Relations
University of Karachi

PHONE: (9221)4823190
Email:
shaista@rocketmail.com
(Office)(92-21) 99261300-7 Ext. 2549

 

PROFILE
 
Professor and the Chairman Department of International Relations, University of Karachi. Full time faculty member. Ph.D. from University of Karachi, Pakistan. Author of a book, a monograph and number of research papers and have also worked on three research projects

 

TEACHING
DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, UNIVERSITY OF KARACHI
  • Professor, (2005t till date)
  • Assistant Professor (1999 to2005)
  • Lecturer (1989 To 1998)

 

Other Teaching Experiences

SZABIST (Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology 2003-4) Worked as Adjunct COMMECS (Commecs Institute of Business Management 2004-05) Worked as visiting faculty IBA (Institute of Business Administration 2005-06) Worked as visiting faculty.

 

EDUCATION
  • Ph.D. (2000) Thesis Titled: ‘The U.S Policy of Nuclear Non Proliferation in South Asia with special reference to Pakistan (1947-90): Evaluation & Implications’. Department of International Relations, university of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan.
  • M.A in International Relations [1987] First Class First Position, Department of Internal Relations, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan.
  • B.A (Honors) in International Relations [1986] First Class First Position. Department of Internal Relations, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan.

 

CERTIFICATES
  • Certificate of United Nations training program on International Law, July-Aug 2002. The Hague, Netherlands.
  • Summer course on Public International Law from The Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague, Netherlands, 22 Jul-09 Aug’2002.
  • Short training course for academicians on International Humanitarian Law organized by International Commission of Red Cross (ICRC), Islamabad, (November 1998).
  • Short Course on Women Studies, organized by Center of Excellence for Women Studies, University of Karachi. (21 December 1992 - 28 January 1993).

 

FELLOWSHIP, AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS

FELLOWSHIP

  • Received full Fellowship from United Nations under the Program of the United Nations Institute of Training and Research (UNITAR) on International Law at The Hague, Netherlands, 8 July-16 August 2002.


AWARDS

  • The Kodikara Award won on the basis of research proposal competition at the South Asian level, given by the Regional Center for Strategic Studies, Sri-Lanka 2000.
  • Kulsum Bai Valika Gold Medal Certificate on securing Fist Class First Position in M.A.
  • Merit Certificate on securing Fist Class First Position in M.A from the University of Karachi.
  • Merit Certificate from the University of Karachi on securing First Class First Position in B.A (Honors).


PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS

  • Tabassum, Shaista, ‘Nuclear Policy of the United States in South Asia: Proliferation or Non-Proliferation, (Karachi: Royal Book Company, 2003), pp-184
  • ‘The Lebanese crisis’, in Nigar Sajjad Zaheer (ed.) ‘Middle East Politics’, (Karachi: Department of Islamic History, 2007)pp-
  • ‘Conflict Resolution Mechanism in Resolving Water disputes in South Asia’, in Moonis Ahmer (ed.),‘Different perceptions on Conflict Resolution: Need for an alternative approach’, (Karachi: BCC& T, University of Karachi, 2005), pp. 201-213.
  • ‘The Role of CBMs in Resolving Non Military Issues between India & Pakistan: Case Study of the Indus Water Treaty’, in Moonis Ahmar (ed.), The Challenge of Confidence-Building in South Asia, (New Delhi: Har-Anand Publications, 2001), pp.385-400.
  • ‘CTBT: The International Dimension’ in Moonis Ahmar (ed.), ‘CTBT: Different Perceptions’, (Karachi: Department of International Relations, University of Karachi) August’ 2000, pp. 27-36.

 

MONOGRAPH
  • Tabassum, Shaista, ‘River Water Sharing Problem between India and Pakistan: Case Study of Indus Waters Treaty, (Colombo: Regional Center for Strategic Studies [RCSS]) 2004, pp-91.
  • Saleem Ali, Shaista Tabassum, Geoffrey Dabelko, Environmental Conflict and Cooperation in South Asia: Prospect for Trans-boundary Disputes Resolution with Shared Water Resources, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington D.C, and United Nations Environmental Program UNEP, 2007. pp-31

 

JOURNALS

  • The European Union and South Asia: the issues of Human Rights and Democracy’, Journal of European Studies, Area Study Center for Europe, University of Karachi (Karachi) vol.20 & 21, no. 2 & 1, July & January 2005, pp 72-86.
  • ‘Water as a source of future conflict in the Middle East’ National Development and Security, Foundation of International Environment National Development and Security, (Islamabad), vol. XIII:1, serial no: 49, Autumn, 2005. pp 11-22
  • ‘India-Nepal Treaty on Mahakali river’, Pakistan Horizon, Pakistan Institute of International Affairs, (Karachi), vol. 57, no.2, April 2004, pp.51-61
  • ‘Refugees: the legal aspect’, National Development and Security, Foundation of International Environment National Development and Security, (Islamabad), vol. XII:2, serial no: 46, Winter , 2004, pp. 40-54.
  • ‘Indo-Bangladesh Treaty on Farakkha Barrage: An International Law Perspective’ Pakistan Horizon, Pakistan Institute of International Affairs, (Karachi), vol. 56, no.3, July 2003, pp.44-62
  • ‘E.C-Pakistan Trade Relations’, Journal of European Studies, Area Study Center for Europe, University of Karachi, (Karachi) vol. 18 & 19: no. 2 & 1, July 2002 & January 2003.pp
  • ‘Bosnia-Herzegovina: The Roots of the Problem’, Journal of European Studies, Area Study Center for Europe, University of Karachi, ( Karachi) vol. 10, no. 2, July 1994, pp.88-93
  • ‘Whither Swiss Neutrality’, Journal of European Studies, Area Study Center for Europe, University of Karachi, vol. 9 & 10, no. 2 & 1, July 1993 & January 1994, pp.111-11

 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES / WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

  • IONS: The Indian Ocean naval Symposium, International symposium organized by the Indian Navy in collaboration with National Maritime Foundation New Delhi, February 14-15, 2008, New Delhi.
  • Environment and Conflict Prevention initiatives’, regional workshop-Asia Pacific case studies, organized by the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA), 5-6 June 2006, Bangkok.
  • ‘Keeping the Peace in Asia’, International Workshop at Singapore organized by the Singapore Institute of International Affairs, 26-27 February 2001, Singapore.
  • ‘U.S. International Visitor Program’, Participated in a 21 days International Visitor Program (IVP) on U.S Foreign Policy organized by U.S Department of States, 22 September-13 October, 2000. Visited, Washington D.C (State Department, The Pentagon, US Senate, US House of Representatives, US Department of Commerce, US Institute Of peace, Brooking Institution, The Stimson Center) Iowa (Iowa State Governor, Iowa State Council, The Agricultural Department) Seattle, Washington (Local newspaper offices, Governors House) St. Jose (Monrey Institute) New York (United Nations, Council of Foreign Relations)
  • ‘Defence, Technology and Co-operative Security’, International Workshop organized by The Regional Center for Strategic Studies, Sri Lanka, 20-29 September 1998, Shanghai, China.
  • ‘International Conference on American Studies’ organized by Area Study Center for Africa, North & South America, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad in collaboration with USIS. 10-13 October 1994, Islamabad.
  • ‘International Workshop on American Studies’, organized by Area Study Center for Africa, North & South America, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad in collaboration with USIS, August 1993, Islamabad.


RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • Submitted six months project of the Woodrow Wilson Center and the United Nations Environmental Program, on “Sir Creek”, 2007.
  • Submitted one year research project of the Regional Center for Strategic Studies (RCSS), Colombo, Sri Lanka under Kodikara Award, “The River Water Sharing Problem between India and Pakistan: case study Indus Waters Treaty”, 2002
  • Submitted six months Research Project on the ‘Role of Regional Research Institute in Sindh and Balochistan”, funded by the Regional Centre of Strategic Studies (RCSS), Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2000.


PERSONAL

  • Female
  • Married
  • Date of Birth: April 30, 1965.
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